Why Gender Matters


Program Description:

From the moment of birth, we are each assigned a gender. Pink for girls. Blue for boys. The implications of this social assignment are complex and far reaching for each of us. This social system requires/demands that women and men subscribe to specific and strict gender rules that limit our inherent human potential. It is particularly cumbersome for individuals whose gender identity doesn't fit this bipolar social system of "female" or "male". This presentation is in a casual discussion format with adequate time for questions.


Peter Welch

Peter Welch teaches in the Women's Studies program, works for the AAUP-UNH as their Communications and Membership Coordinator, and also works in UNH Communications and Public Affairs as an Editor. He is an accomplished Watercolor artist, practices daily mindfulness, and enjoys body surfing in the cold Atlantic.

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